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Summers Named CFPA Top FCS Wide Receiver

January 11, 2011  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Summers Named CFPA Top FCS Wide Receiver

College Football Performance Awards

Following the most prolific receiving season in program history, Chris Summers has been named the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) 2010 Wide Receiver Award winner, making him the web site's top FCS wide receiver in the country.

Summers was one of five offensive FCS players honored by the web site for his efforts in the 2010 season. Delaware quarterback Pat Devlin drew the CFPA's top offensive accolade, as he was named the National FCS Offensive Performer of the Year.

Appalachian State's DeAndre Presley received the Quarterback Award, Eastern Washington's Taiwan Jones was the recipient of the Running Back Award and Columbia's Andrew Kennedy was the Tight End Award winner.

Summers finished the year with a program-record 1,081 receiving yards and 15 touchdown receptions. The Sports Network and Phil Steele Postseason first-team All-American ranked second nationally in total touchdowns, No. 5 in receiving yards per game (108.1), No. 8 in total receiving yards and No. 8 in scoring (90 points).

Summers, a third-team All-America Associated Press honoree, finished six out of 10 games in 2010 with 100 or more receiving yards before missing the season finale with an injury. In five of his 10 games, Summers finished with two or more touchdown receptions.

Summers was honored five times during the year by the College Football Performance Awards in its weekly awards. He was a four-time honorable-mention wide receiver of the week, while he shared top weekly wide receiver honors with Arkansas Pine-Bluff's Raymond Webber and Montana State's Julius Lloyd in Week 5.

During the fifth week of the season, Summers led the Flames with 132 receiving yards on eight receptions against Savannah State. The junior helped usher in a new era for Liberty Football with the grand re-opening of Williams Stadium on Oct. 2 with three touchdown receptions that evening against the Tigers.